Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure in Delirious Patients: Understudied, Underreported, or Underappreciated? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Evidence Based Medicine
Charlesworth M et al. – The data in this context was scarce and of low quality. A diagnosis of delirium was made in 9 patients and inferred in 80. Despite the current lack of high–quality data and studies, the high reported prevalence of delirium and the association with noninvasive ventilation failure lends support for more awareness amongst health–care professionals and more routine screening. More focused primary research is necessary in this area. Adherence to NICE guidelines regarding delirium in these patients should be a standard of care.